WASHINGTON  – U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Tina Smith (D-MN) announced $20,126,363 in federal funding to make upgrades to the Rochester International Airport. The investment is made possible through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which both Klobuchar and Smith helped pass. 

“Investments in our airport infrastructure serve as a down payment on the long-term economic well-being of our state,” said Klobuchar. “By enabling upgrades, this federal funding will help boost efficiency, improve safety, and ensure continuous access for travelers at the Rochester International Airport.”

“The Rochester International Airport is a key transportation hub and economic driver for communities all across our state,” said Smith. “This investment, made possible by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, will help to make our airport safer and more efficient. I’m excited to see this law making an impact and will keep pressing for opportunities to improve our state’s infrastructure.”

The funding will be used for the Runway 2/20 project to reconstruct and improve one of the main runways at the Rochester International Airport.